July 4, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(1):25. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391020031006

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Diet of Nurses in Hospitals and Infirmaries—A Hœmostatic Powder—Professor Budin—Causes and Prevention of Cholera—The British Gynœcological Society.

At the sixth general meeting this season of the Hospital's Association, held at the rooms of the Social Science Association, a paper was read by Miss Louisa Twining, entitled "Thoughts on the Diet of Nurses in Hospitals and Infirmaries." She commenced, by stating her conviction, that the health of nurses in hospitals was not sufficiently considered in the arrangement of the dietary. Motives of economy might probably be pleaded, but no motive should prevail which seriously affected either the present or future health and strength of young women. The result could only be a speedy break-down, or a lingering debility. It would be granted by all, that the work of a nurse was not one conducive to appetite. Their avocation would indispose them to a hearty relish of their

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